Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember'

Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE in early morning tweets on Thursday criticized Democrats for playing the "seldom used 'Contempt' card" on Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr says he has seen 'nothing' to undercut Epstein autopsy findings Prosecutors are mainly to blame for the criminal justice crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes MORE and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossTrump administration announces deal to avert tariffs on Mexican tomatoes Huawei grappling with 'live or die moment,' founder says Ex-counterintelligence official warns Trump administration not to be shortsighted on Huawei MORE.

"Unrelated to Russia, Russia, Russia (although the Radical Left doesn’t use the name Russia anymore since the issuance of the Mueller Report), House Committee now plays the seldom used 'Contempt' card on our great A.G. & Sec. of Commerce — this time on the Census," he said, adding that Democrats are playing a "much tougher game than the Republicans did when they had the House Majority."

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"Republicans will remember!" he added.

Trump in a subsequent tweet said Democrats are getting "NO work done on Drug Pricing, Infrastructure & many other things."

The House Oversight and Reform Committee late Wednesday voted largely along party lines to hold Barr and Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents tied to the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The high-stakes vote took place just hours after the Justice and Commerce departments announced that Trump had asserted executive privilege over the subpoenaed documents.

The vote, which came one day after the House voted to empower committee chairmen with more legal authority to enforce their subpoenas, further escalated the battle between the Trump administration and House Democrats investigating the president.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsNikki Haley voices 'complete support' for Pence House committee heads demand Coast Guard Academy explain handling of harassment allegations Can the Democrats unseat Trump? MORE (D-Md.) told reporters after the vote that it was "one of the more sadder days" of his career in Congress.